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OMG, It’s the “Nutcracker Guide to Our City” from the San Francisco Ballet – Click and Learn

Friday, November 18th, 2011

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SAN FRANCISCO —Today, San Francisco Ballet—the first professional ballet company in America and the first in the country to perform Nutcracker—announced the launch of its Nutcracker Guide to Our City, an interactive magazine inspired by SF Ballet’s Nutcracker production. It can be accessed online by

Like the SF Ballet production, the guide is set in early twentieth-century San Francisco and  presents a rich journey through five historic locations around the city, including: Alamo Square, the Conservatory of Flowers, Chinatown, the Palace of Fine Arts, and the War Memorial Opera House.

The content-rich magazine also features blog entries by local historians and architecture experts, video interviews with SF Ballet dancers, and vintage photography of San Francisco from the early 1900’s.

“Since San Francisco was the first city in America to offer a full-length Nutcracker, it’s only fitting that Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson set San Francisco Ballet’s current production in early twentieth-century San Francisco,” said SF Ballet Executive Director Glenn McCoy. “To celebrate the long-standing ties between the city and this annual holiday tradition, we’ve created a fun, interactive guide that explores five city locations that are integral to our production,” added McCoy.

Upon launching the guide, SF Ballet will offer special discounts and deals for some of the locations featured in the magazine, as well as the chance to win free tickets to SF Ballet’sNutcracker.

These holiday deals will only be available online to SF Ballet social media fans. To learn more, “like” SF Ballet on Facebook:, and follow SF Ballet on

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All the Latest From Your San Francisco Ballet: 2011 World Premiers and Nutcracker Airings on KQED-TV

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

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2011 World Premieres

SF Ballet Artistic Director & Principal Choreographer Helgi Tomasson’s 2011 Repertory Season world premiere will be entitled TRIO. Set to Tchaikovsky’s Souvenir de Florence, the work will premiere on Program 4.

SF Ballet Choreographer in Residence Yuri Possokhov’s 2011 world premiere, RAkU, is set to a commissioned score by SF Ballet Orchestra member Shinji Eshima, and will premiere on Program 2 of the 2011 Repertory Season.

Additionally, Christopher Wheeldon has announced that his world premiere, scheduled for Program 7, will be entitled Number Nine. For more information, visit:

Nutcracker Re-broadcast

This December, KQED will once again broadcast San Francisco Ballet’s Nutcracker on December 22 at 8pm, December 23 at 2am, December 24 at 12pm, and December 25 at 1pm. For details, visit

The program, which originally aired on December 17, 2008, features Helgi Tomasson’s production, filmed on stage in performance at the War Memorial Opera House. The broadcast was co-produced by San Francisco Ballet and KQED Public Television San Francisco, in association with Thirteen/WNET New York.

SF Ballet Hits 50,000

SF Ballet’s Facebook page recently hit 50,000 fans. Visit and “like” our page to receive status updates about performances, Company members, and more.

Program Change

Please note that the order of Program 6 of the 2011 Repertory Season has shifted. The order will be: Christopher Wheeldon’s Ghosts, Tomasson’s 7 for Eight , and Wayne McGregor’s Chroma. For more information, visit: